Daily Archives: April 11, 2019

African Union: High-Speed Rail Network on Track

NAIROBI Plans are on track for a high-speed rail network connecting the continent’s borders by 2063, the African Union’s Development Agency says. The ambitious multibillion-dollar project aims to ease the movement of goods and people across African borders, but the …

Party of exiled former Maldives leader wins historic victory

The party of exiled former Maldives president Mohamad Nasheed has won the country’s first outright majority in parliament in its democratic history, officials results showed Wednesday.

The final count released by the Election Commission shows Nasheed’s Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) …

S. Sudan Frets Over Whether Sudan Coup Could Derail Fragile Peace Deal

JUBA THURSDAY’S MILITARY COUP IN SUDAN SPARKED ANXIETY IN NEIGHBORING SOUTH SUDAN THAT THE TOPPLING OF LONGTIME PRESIDENT OMAR AL-BASHIR COULD SCUPPER A FRAGILE PEACE DEAL THAT ENDED SOUTH SUDAN’S FIVE-YEAR CIVIL WAR.

Thursday’s military coup in Sudan sparked anxiety …

Vatican Holds Spiritual Retreat for Peace in South Sudan

ROME Pope Francis has told leaders of South Sudan that peace is possible and urged the country’s leaders to seek what unites and overcome what divides.

At the end of a two-day meeting in the Vatican, the pope shocked those …

Seychelles is named first in Africa for affordable internet packages

Seychelles is ranked first in Africa for affordable internet packages for offices and household, a report published by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) has found, though consumers in Seychelles still lodge many complaints against service providers.

The ranking was determined …